Traffic Law Traffic Legislation Penalties for Drink Driving and Drug Driving

Drink Driving & Drug Driving Penalties

Mandatory interlock offence Disqualification and interlock periods under interlock order Disqualification period Disqualification and interlock periods under interlock order Minimum interlock period Disqualification period (if exemption order is made) Note: as per Road Transport Act 2013 s 205
Low, novice or special range PCA – second or subsequent offence
Min: 1 month Max: 3 months
12 months
Automatic: 12 months (Min: 6 months)
Mid range PCA – first offence
Min: 3 months Max: 6 months
12 months
Automatic: 12 months (Min: 6 months)
Mid range PCA – second or subsequent offence
Min: 6 months Max: 9 months
24 months
Automatic: 3 years (Min: 12 months)
High range PCA – first offence
Min: 6 months Max: 9 months
24 months
Automatic: 3 years (Min: 12 months)
High range PCA – second or subsequent offence
Min: 9 months Max: 12 months
48 months
Automatic: 5 years (Min: 2 years)
Drive under the influence of alcohol – first offence
Min: 6 months Max: 9 months
24 months
Automatic: 3 years (Min: 12 months)
Drive under the influence of alcohol – second or subsequent offence
Min: 9 months Max: 12 months
48 months
Automatic: 5 years (Min. 2 years)
Refuse to provide a sample – first offence
Min: 6 months Max: 9 months
24 months
Automatic: 3 years (Min: 12 months)
Refuse to provide a sample – second or subsequent offence
Min: 9 months Max: 12 months
48 months
Automatic: 5 years (Min: 2 years)